Buffalo National River Partners

Working To Protect & Preserve America’s First National River


About BNRP

The Partners formed because of common interests in the Buffalo River. Our purposes, as stated in our mission statement, are dedicated to the promotion, appreciation, preservation and protection of the Buffalo River. The goals of the Partners are to provide volunteer and financial resources to Buffalo National River which will assist with a variety of projects to enhance facilities, improve visitor experiences and preserve the unique natural and cultural features of the Buffalo National River. Additionally, the Partners raise funds for specific projects and programs that assist the National Park... Read more →

BNRP Float Trip: Tyler Bend to Gilbert, June 27th

As part of the Explore for Health program, BNRP sponsored a fun and well-attended float trip from Tyler Bend to Gilbert. Luck was with us; a violent storm front the day before led to an unseasonably cool and low-humidity day and great floating conditions. Why do we sponsor a canoe trip on the Buffalo National River, when surely most people... Read more →

Summer newsletter 2015

Click the link to read the summer newsletter. In this issue, read about our Explore for Health float, the Cemetery Stroll, hikes, trail crews, garden work, library programs and more! Also see upcoming events for future dates. bnrp,news,summer15_web2 Read more →

BNRP Member, Ken Hawkins, Passes Away

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Ken Hawkins on June 24 in Tyler, Texas.  Ken was a longtime member of BNRP and was the owner of Elkhorn Inn in Compton.  Ken loved the Buffalo River and, before his illness, was always involved in activities with BNRP.  Everyone who knew Ken will miss him tremendously.... Read more →

BNR Press Release–More Rain Brings More Damage of Buffalo National River Roads and Campgrounds; Lost Valley Closed

Repeated episodes of heavy rain have taken a heavy toll on trails, roads, and campgrounds in the Newton County portion of Buffalo National River.  Damage to all river and stream crossings in the Erbie area are worse after Tuesday’s (June 16) rainfall. With remnants of Tropical Storm Bill arriving today and tomorrow, National Park Service officials are preparing for additional... Read more →